News Archives

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Still Waiting in Florida
New York Times - October 12, 2007

DJJ panel sets out to right the wrongs of the juvenile justice system
The Florida Bar News - August 15, 2007

Why are Children in Florida Treated as Enemy Combatants?
Cornerstone, National Legal Aid & Defender Association (May-Aug, 2007)

Should kids go to court in chains?
USA TODAY - June 18, 2007

Legal plan for poor faulted
Miami Herald - May 5, 2007

Mentally ill inmates get state boost
St. Petersburg Times - May 4, 2007

In debt, young lawyers struggle to make it
Miami Herald - May 01, 2007

Lure of higher salaries in private arena hurts retention efforts
Miami Herald - May 01, 2007

Alumni Profile on Bennett H. Brummer
UM Law School - April 25, 2007

Kids at risk of being deported
Miami Herald - April 21, 2007

Fix juvenile justice's 'broken' system
Miami Herald - April 02, 2007

Public Defenders, Prosecutors Face a Crisis in Funding
National Law Journal - March 27, 2007

State examines juvenile shackling practice
Jacksonville Daily Record - February 15, 2007

Judge drops charges, fine in DCF deal
St. Petersburg Times - February 1, 2007

Manacles off Send children to court unshackled
Daytona Beach News-Journal - January 19, 2007

Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement Sued Over Online Access to Juvenile Arrest Data - January 10, 2007

Mentally ill inmates get state boost

Florida Times-Union - Ban shackles on juvenile suspects - December 23, 2006

Miami Dade County Commissions Issues Resolution Against Indiscriminate Shackling - December 19, 2006

Daytona Beach News-Journal - Justice in chains Stop shackling children in court - November 25, 2006

The Famuan - Proposed change in Legislature is needed - November 20, 2006

The Florida Bar News - Representation lacking for kids in juvenile court - November 15, 2006

Assistant Public Defender Steven Yermish article published in The Champion, Volume 20, Number 9, November 2006

The Florida Bar News - Bar panel urges: Unchain the children - October 1, 2006

Public Defender Challenges Shackling of Juveniles - September 11, 2006

The Florida Bar News - Shackled juveniles to be debated by the Florida Bar - September 1, 2006

The Florida Bar News - Martinez honored by Florida’s public defenders - September 1, 2006

Addressing the Needs of At-Risk Students to Reduce the Number of Children Entering the Justice System - February 25, 2005

Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer Announces Partnership with St. Thomas University School of Law - October 2004

Miami-Dade Honors Brummer - June 2004

Big Brothers Big Sisters Names Public Defender’s Office “Partner of the Year” - March 2004

Bennett H. Brummer Presents U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek the Florida Public Defender Association's L. Clayton Nance Award - December 2003

Public Defender's Office Wins Challenge to Miami Beach Ordinance - December 2003

ARC of South Florida Honors Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer with a Lifetime Achievement Award - October 2003

Miami-Dade Public Defender Seeks International Cooperation to Improve Indigent Defense Representation and Reduce Taxpayer Burden - July 2003

Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis unveils mural. Click here for more information - January 2002

New Department of Juvenile Justice report confirms that juveniles sentenced as adults are more likely to re-offend - January 2002

Study: Youth punished as adults re-offend two times more than those receiving juvenile sanctions - December 2001

U.S. Supreme Court issues rare unanimous opinion in a criminal case - March 2000

Florida Supreme Court Justice calls for overhaul of juvenile court system - March 2000

Youth violence expert addresses children's commission - March 2000

Black youth overrepresented in adult criminal court - March 2000

Assistant public defender newsworthy for her volunteer work - January 2000

Bennett Brummer participates in school safety forum during National Crime Prevention Month - October 1999

Association for Retarded Citizens of Florida recognizes Bennett Brummer for his advocacy on behalf of people with developmental disabilities - October 1999

NANA recognizes Bennett Brummer for his outstanding service to our community - September 1999

Nicaraguan officials visit the Public Defender's Office - August 1999

Supervisors at state juvenile detention facilities complete intensive training in Kingian nonviolence principles - June 1999

43 at-risk youths graduate from innovative Liberty City Youth Leadership Academy co-sponsored by the Public Defender - June 1999

County Mayor and Commission honor Public Defender's Office for its support of Drug Court - June 1999

National award presented to Bennett Brummer for his leadership role in establishing Drug Court - June 1999

YMCA honors Public Defender's Office for public service- May 1999

Barbados Conference on human rights features Bennett Brummer as a speaker - May 1999

Bennett Brummer visits students at Miami Senior High School for Law Week - May 1999

Dade County Bar Association presents Criminal Justice Award to Bennett Brummer - April 1999

Bennett Brummer recognizes retiring Drug Court Judge - April 1999

Assistant Public Defender Stephen Harper wins national award - June 1998



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